The ultra-modern facade of the 219-room Maritim Hotel Changzhou alone is impressive enough. The city of Changzhou (pronounced Shang-shoo) has a population of 3.5 million and, together with the surrounding Wujing District, counts among the fastest-growing economic hotspots in this vast country. International companies and corporations in sectors such as mechanical engineering and the automotive and computer industries have set up in the region.
With its predominantly Chinese guests in mind, but also for its international business travellers, Maritim places great emphasis on an atmosphere of grandeur. The spaciousness of the common areas is echoed in the 219 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, fully equipped with every comfort a demanding guest could wish for: air conditioning, bathroom with bath and separate shower, hair dryer, satellite TV, Internet access, minibar and safe. At 30 square metres, the rooms are larger than usual, and the prestigious Presidential Suite offers a splendid surface of 200 square metres.
The Executive Area on the 27th and 28th floors is specially geared towards business travellers. In addition to a wide range of comforts, guests will particularly enjoy the unlimited access to the comfortable Executive Lounge. Cut off from the hustle and bustle of the hotel, they will be able to work in peace, read newspapers and fortify themselves for the demands of the day with a breakfast or a snack.
Event organisers can take advantage of the conference centre for a variety of occasions. The 400-square-metre ballroom can accommodate up to 350 people, while the 143-square-metre multi-function room can cater for up to 120 guests. Both areas, like the conference rooms for smaller groups, are equipped with state-of-the-art audio and video technology.
The spacious wellness area is ideal for relaxation and enjoyment, with its swimming pool, fitness suite, steam bath and beauty and massage rooms - perfect for switching off. Meanwhile, the hotel's culinary range is impressive: the modern buffet restaurant serves international cuisine, while the speciality restaurant serves up classic fare such as sausages, schnitzel and roast in a traditionally cosy German ambiance. Local delicacies can be sampled in the Chinese restaurant with its 17 VIP rooms, in which groups can meet in private, as is the custom in China. For the perfect end to the day, the relaxed atmosphere of the Lobby Lounge Bar makes it the ideal place to meet with friends or business partners.
The Maritim Hotelgesellschaft is Germany's largest owner-managed hotel group and the company's nationwide hotel network is complemented by hotels in seven countries overseas: Mauritius, Egypt, Turkey, Malta, Spain, China and Latvia. The group's ongoing expansion continues to strengthen its position within the European first-class hotel industry.